THREE youngsters from The Wire Gymnastics Club have been selected to represent England at their first international competition.

Izabel Donnelly from Woolston and Ruby Cox from Birchwood, both 13, and Lily Sewell, age, are elite gymnasts training at The Wire.

Earlier this year they were selected to be part of the England squad and have been training regularly at Lilleshall Hall National Sports Centre.

Following fantastic results earlier this year, they will now compete at The Rushmore Rose Bowl International in Aldershot in October.


AN opening ceremony for a tennis club’s new home takes place this weekend.

Manor Road Tennis Club has moved to a new home in the walled garden at Lymm Rugby Club.

The official opening ceremony, which takes place on Sunday from 2.30pm, will be led by the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright, and Warrington South MP Andy Carter, along with 40 guests.

Members are invited to attend, both to observe or participate on courts. Refreshments will be available from the marquee that is being constructed and at Lymm Rugby Club's 'Halfway House'.


The crème de la crème of the bowls world descend on Woolston Social Club, Manchester Road, Warrington, on Sunday to compete for the Mike Roach Memorial title which has a prize fund of £4,000.

Organiser Chris Ashton said: "It really is a who's who of the bowling world and a great opportunity for the Warrington public to see the best. Picking a winner will be really difficult to do."

As well as the top men’s players appearing, the leading woman Karen Galvin will also be on show along with several Warrington-based players. Play starts at 10.30am

Draw: Karen Galvin v Neil Bithell, Lee Dale v Lee Johnstone, Gary Ellis v Chas Bebbington, Dan Jones v Darren Plenderleith, Alan Manual v Callum Wraight, Billy Speed v Dave McDermott, Steve Morrey v Martin Gilpin, Noel Burrows v Josh Mordue, Ben Harris v Wayne Ditchfield, Matt Gilmore v Simon Coupe, Ian Nicholson v Mike Leach, Kevan Shaw v Chris Mordue, Carl Armitage v John Brown, John Bailey v Richie Goddard, Dave Jackson v Stephen Glover, Ste Gilfedder v Glynn Cookson.


GRAPPENHALL Cricket Club first XI maintained hopes of staying in the ECB Premier League thanks to a dominant win at home to Oxton.

They are now ninth on the ladder, 22 points clear of the bottom two.

Grappers batted first and posted 178 all out with 10 overs of their innings still left.

Having been 91 for 3 and then falling to 138 for 8, it was a good performance from the lower order to achieve a competitive total.

Opener Adam Roylance top scored with 38.

Oxton were all at sea from the start of their innings as they were rolled for just 81.

Veteran Sam Guest was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 26, while Ed Barnes and Tom MacRury picked up two wickets apiece.

The win sets up the team for the final two games of the season, this Saturday at mid-table Nantwich and on the final day at home to champions elect Alderley Edge.


EAGLE started the season with a bang, winning 40-15 at Holmes Chapel.

The success was achieved despite conceding a lot of penalties, having two players shown a yellow card and another sent off.

Three converted tries in the last 20 minutes sealed their success.

Try scorers were Alma Salvilla, two, Dan Cahill, Wil Roberts, Chris Robbo and Chris Broadfield, with Kieran Thomas landing five conversions.


BURTONWOOD’S Phil Cooper is celebrating winning the National Autograss Championship in his class for the 12th time.

The national finals took place over two days in Stratford upon Avon with the top 440 drivers in the country competing in their local regions to qualify for the event.

The weather over the weekend was terrible, providing a slippery track and very limited vision.

“I have a great group of friends who helped over the weekend which made the win possible,” said Cooper, a team leader in the maintenance services department at United Utilities.

“Even my wife Lisa and kids were helping clean the car between racing. It’s a real family effort.”

Warrington Guardian: Phil Cooper at the wheelPhil Cooper at the wheel (Image: PR Motorsport Photography)

Warrington Guardian: Presentation time for Phil CooperPresentation time for Phil Cooper (Image: PR Motorsport Photography)


TWO competitions will take place to complete the season for Warrington Seniors Bowls Association.

All 29 teams will be represented as players compete for their divisional Bowler of the Year Trophy

This event will start on Monday, September 18 at Grappenhall Ex-Servicemen’s Club at 1.30pm.

The four qualifiers from each division will return to the same venue to play off for the trophies and prize monies from 1.30pm the following day.

On Monday, September 25, a men versus women charity game will be played at Woolston, starting at 1pm.

Twenty players on each team will play a mixture of triples, pairs and singles, with the aggregate score being the decider.

The men’s team will be seeking revenge for their defeat by the women last year.

Refreshments will be available at both events, with raffles being held in support of the league’s nominated charities.